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Seminar Series (CANCELLED): Angela Greulich, Economics, University of Paris

Fertility and Employment - Socioeconomic Determinants of Family Enlargement in Europe
When May 04, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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Mechanical difficulties with aircraft made it impossible for Prof. Greulich to be in Maryland for this presentation.

About the Talk

Recent research has shown that in highly developed countries with fertility around replacement level, recent fertility re-increases came hand in hand with increases in female employment. We investigate how far the positive link between fertility and female employment holds on a micro level. By mobilizing longitudinal data from the European Survey of Income and Living conditions, we find that being in stable employment is associated with a higher probability for women to decide in favour of a child. Our analysis focuses on the arrival of a second child, as we find that differences in completed fertility across European countries mainly emerge in the transition from the first to the second child. Our results suggest that a secure economic environment, created by stable employment positions for both parents, is a crucial condition for family enlargement.

About the Speaker

Angela Greulich

Angela Greulich  is a German  economist. She works as Assistant Professor in Economics at Université Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon and as consultant for the World Bank and the OECD. Her research focuses on interactions between economic development, women’s working activities, social policies and demographic dynamics in developed countries.

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